Jeremiah Chapter 47

"The Philistines."

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location is provided by http://www.theseason.org

God is speaking here concerning the Gentile nations, and what will happen to them in that final generation. God is using historical events that did happen twenty five hundred years ago, as a type of what we are to see in this time of the parable of the fig tree. That time started in 1948, when the Jews, both the people of Judah, and the Kenites that are mixed with them returned to reestablish a nation in Palestine. We know that nation as Israel. If you take a close look at what is happening around the world today, you can see these prophecies taking place today.

The ultimate event to be looking forward to the over-flowing of the land of Israel, as well as the entire region, of the king of Babylon, who in our time is the "instead of Christ", who is Satan the Antichrist. Nebuchadnezzar was a type of the what we shall see happening today. The Nebuchadnezzar of the book of Revelation is coming and he will flood the entire earth with his lies and deception.

Jeremiah 47:1 "The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Philistines, before that Pharaoh smote Gaza."

In the Hebrew text the word "against" should read "concerning". The word of the Lord came concerning the Philistines. Pharaoh lined up all his troops and marched up to Gaza to do battle with Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian army, and that is where Pharaoh and his army were destroyed.

So the question comes, who are the Philistines? We know they are not any part of Israel. The term "Philistines" means the "migratory ones", or the "vagabonds". So we should know from the Genesis 4:12 what people God made a vagabond people. "When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth." That is part of the makeup of Cain, and we covered that in Jeremiah 35. It has to do in part with the Kenites, who are the offspring of Cain, from the Garden of Eden. [For documentation go to Strong's Hebrew dictionary, # 7014, and # 7017]

Jeremiah 47:2 "Thus saith the Lord; "Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall be an over flowing flood, and shall overflow the land, and all that is therein, the city, and them that dwell therein: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl."

This should call your attention to those events in the book of Revelation that refer to the events that happen when the king of the north, who is Satan is cast out onto the earth. When that time comes, Satan knows he has but a short time of five months, for a flood of lies to come from his mouth to sink those that love God, our Lord Jesus Christ. But the earth helps when it swallows the flood up. Meaning this flood is deception, but if you have the knowledge, or seal of God in your mind, then there is no way that Satan can deceive you.

Revelation 12:13 "And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child." 

The "dragon" is Satan, who is the Antichrist, and the women are the elect, as identified in the seventeenth verse.

Revelation 12:14 "And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent,"

Revelation 12:15 "And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood." 

The "serpent" is Satan's role that he played in the Garden of Eden, when he deceived Eve. The "waters as a flood" are the lies and deceptions that Satan tries to deceive the elect with.

Revelation 12:16 "And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth."

Revelation 12:17 "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."

The "testimony of Jesus Christ" is the entire Word of God, and the elect have it stored in their mind, and they know and expect Satan to try and deceive them. They know that the first Christ to come is a fake, and they hold fast to the truth and wait patiently for the appointed time; they are not taken out of season as the five virgins that did not have enough oil and were rejected from the marriage supper. The remnant which kept the testimony were the five wise virgins who had lamps or minds filled to the brim with all the truth of God's Word, which is the olive oil, the oil of truth the truth from all of God's precious Word.

Jeremiah 47:3 "At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands;"

"Horses" in your Bible is in italics and has been added to the Scriptures. You could change this word to update to modern weapons of the day. However, don't let this throw your mind away from the fact that in the latter days, this attack is spiritual. The rumbling and loud noises come from the sounds of jet engines, and heavy equipment, but again the real attack is spiritual, and what you hear is part of the deception of the flood of lies that is going on at the same time.

Satan is not coming in with a military force, but is coming coming to earth peacefully and prosperously, as Daniel recorded in Daniel 8:23-25. But he shall come in with this speed and astounding quickness of his chariots. On that exact time and date, it will be to late for you to help anyone, not your mate, your children, and that close friend. Why? Because at that moment you are either sealed or you are not, you will know the truth, and have your mind filled to the brim with all the knowledge of the truth, or you will not. It becomes absolute at that moment, you are sealed in your mind, or you are not.

That is what Revelation 9:4 is all about. "And it was commanded them that they shold not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads."

Your brain is in your forehead, and the seal is the knowledge that you have in your mind. Friend, at that time you will either have that knowledge or you will not. If you do, you are protected by our Father, and if you do not have the knowledge of the Word of the events that shall take place, you will be taken by Satan immediately and then it is to late. When the deception comes, if you have not already seeded in the minds of your children, at that moment it is to late. Those kids are not going to listen to you, when there is a supernatural entity on earth that tells them he loves them, and gives them everything they want, and performing miracles before their eyes.

Jeremiah 47:4 "Because of the day that cometh to spoil all the Philistines, and to cut off from Tyrus and Zidon every helper that remaineth: for the Lord will spoil the Philistines, the remnant of the country of Caphtor."

This now identifies these people called Philistines, for they will be cut off from Tyrus and Zidon. Tyrus and Zidon were the capital cities for the Kenites, and Tyrus was the city of merchandising, the center of trade for the world. Satan himself is known as the "king of Tyrus" in Ezekiel 28. Tyrus was the island city of shipping, and Zidon was the city on shore that supplied the island with its supplies.

Tyrus in the Hebrew means "rock", but it isn't our rock. Lets see what Ezekiel says to this one called the fake rock:

Ezekiel 28:1 "The Word of the Lord again came to me saying:"

Ezekiel 28:2 "Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, `Thus saith the Lord GOD; `Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, `I am God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas;' yet thou art a man, and not GOD, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:"

The rest of Ezekiel tells us of the perfection that Satan had and his great wisdom and beauty in his creation. However, it also tells us of his fall when he shall be thrown in the pit, and all mankind shall look on him for the man he is, as a reminder that they had been tricked into worshipping him as GOD.

Satan is not eternal, for he is a created cherub that GOD created: Ezekiel 28:14 "Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth [mercy seat]; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire."

Ezekiel 28:15 "Thou was perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee."

"Caphtor" in the Hebrew tongue means "crown", and when the Lord comes He will destroy or spoil the Kenites, and their remnant of the fake crown. The system of trade, and merchandising that they now control world wide is being set up by his children the Kenites, those that say they are Jews but do lie and are not, but are from the synagogue of Satan. That fake crown will be worn by Satan, and it is through that crown that all the world will be supplied, all that is except God's elect.

Ezekiel 28:16 "By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: Therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire."

This entire chapter of Ezekiel 28 is the documentation that Satan is the false rock, the king of Tyrus.

Jeremiah 47:5 "Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?"

"Baldness" is in reference to "shame and sorrow". Have you ever heard of the Gaza strip of today? It is in Israel, and it is the place that is marked by its shame and sorrow. Jobs are few and hunger is great, and the entire world looks down on it as a place for a rejected people. "Ashkelon" the rolling ones [vagabonds], and it is the same people in another place. The question to them is "How long are you going to weep?" The answer is until the true man of peace comes, and He is Jesus Christ.

Jeremiah 47:6 "O thou sword of the Lord, how long will it be quiet? put up thyself into it be ere thou be quit? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still."

Revelation 1:16 tells us exactly what "the sword of the Lord" is. "And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength."

The "sword of the Lord" is the "tongue of Christ", which is to say the "truth of His Word". In the historical sense, the "sword of the Lord" is the word that we are now studying to know the types of events that prepare us for what is coming. However, in the futuristic sense the "sword of the Lord" is the truth at his coming that will destroy Satan and all of his evil rudiments that are on the earth.

This will not happen until the day of vengeance is over, and every last event and prophecy written in His holy Word has come to pass, then will our heavenly Father "put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still." Everything that is written in His Word must take place before this time of rest, or the Millennium age begins.

Jeremiah 47:7 "How can it be quiet, seeing the Lord hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there hath He appointed it."

From "Ashkelon,and against the sea shore" covers all of the area we call Israel today. Ashkelon is in southern Israel, and the sea shore is at Zidon and Tyrus in Lebanon, and we are told to observe this area in the final days. This is where the events that mark the time of the end will take place. Where the peace making process will continue, and fail until that day when Satan is cast to the earth, and makes the necessary arrangements to bring in a false peace world wide.

This is what we are to watch for, the generation of the fig tree is here, and we are living in exciting times.

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